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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TTJEnAY. OCTOBER 11, 1910.
SELL TAGS FOR
Ladies Arrange for the Annual
Event to Raise Funds to
IS A DESERVING CHARITY
Means Adopted to Enlist Assistance
of All People in Supporting
Children's lief age.
Next Saturday has been designated
as annual tag day in Rock Island.
This Is the means adopted by the di
recting board of Bethany home for the
maintenance of its most worthy char
ity, and in the past it has proved buc
. cessful beyond the hopes of the pro
moters. Bethany home, where the waif chil
dren of the community are housed and
given the primary rudiments of edu
cation, is supported wholly by volun
tary contributions of the public of
Rock Island and Moline. The home on
Fifth avenue and Thirty-sixth street is
a standing monument to the generos
ity of the charitably disposed people
of the two cities. The number of chil
dren cared for at the home averages
between 25 and 40.
t Opportunity for All to Help.
Nurses and Instructors are employ
ed at the home, and the monthly ex
pense of maintenance is considerable.
"While annual contributions are regu
larly received from many persons, the
aggregate Is not sufficient to meet the
expense of operating the institution,
and the directors a few years ago hit
upon the plan of holding an annual
tag day, thus giving the entire people
the privilege, with their mites, of con
tributing to the support of the home.
Committees of the ladles of the city
are volunteering, as they have in past
years, to act as tag sellers, and you
will find them posted ou all of the
prominent corners next Saturday,
from early morning until night, ready
to receive your donations.
Be prepared for them. It's an an
nual obligation, and be ready to meet
LEAK IN BUILDING
DOES $500 DAMAGE
Four Inches of Water on the Floor
of the LaVanway Second
Last night a quantity of household
goods in the S. A. LaVanway second
hand store, 1517-19 Second avenue.
As a guaran
tee that the
story of Fath
er John'3 Med
4clne is abso
lutely true, the
sum of $25,000
will be given
to any charita
if it can be
wise. Half a cen
tury ago, when
Lowell, Mass., recommended to his
parishioners and friends the prescrip
tion that had restored him to health
end strength, the people named it
Father John's Medicine.
Its power to make strength and build
Op the body explains why it cures
Colds and all throat and lung .troubles.
DONE BY THE
AH 27-inch width carpets, yard . .5c
ixl2 Rugs 80c
Ingrain Carpets 6c
Oriental, Domestic and Smyrna rugs,
per square foot . . lc
Upholstering 10c to $51
Mattresses 50c to 75c
THE VACUUM CLEANING CO.,
AT CARPENTER COAL CO8
123 20th St. Phone W. 295
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
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Before the Grocer Wraps Your Bread
IIake Sure That the End of
Each Loaf Bears This
u s,PtTrNT or r ice
Br - n m V Si
The Bread That is
ange Baking Go
was damaged to the extent of $500 by
water which leaked through the walls
from the third floor of the building.
This morning when Mr. LaVanway
opened his store he was surprised to
see about four inches of water on the
floor. Upon investigation he found
that one of the pipes in the Brown's
Business college department on the
third floor was leaking. The- water
seeped through the walls and damaged
a number of Fraternal Tribunes rec
ords, stored on the second floor, and
continued through to the LaVanway
store. The building was also some
what damaged by the water.
CONCERNING THE SPRATTS.
Jack Spratt could eat no fat,
His wife could eat her fill,
She had a bird's wing on her hat,
And Jack iie had the bill.
New York Times.
Skovgaard. . ,
Coming Thursday, Oct. 20.
At Augustana college auditorium.
Carpenter Coal company
Sell coal. Fhone west 295.
Kerler & Co. make rugs.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Tri-city Towel Supply company.
For express, call Spencer & Trefz.
Ihne. the vacuum cleaner, phone 226
Big sale of meat at Schroeder's
Mound City paints may cvost a trifle
more, but ! Ill & Ehleb.
Our motto is "quick sales and
small profits," at Schroeder's.
Let William Johnson do your tin and
furnace work. 1316 Third avenue.
Hear Skovgaard at Augustana col
lege auditorium Thursday, Oct. 20.
H. T. Siemon wants your tin and
furnace work. 1526-1528 Fourth ave
Paul & Hayward. tailors, suits and
fancy gowns, 409 Twenthieth street,
Don't forget the big meat sale, is
still on at Schroeder's Twentieth
A girl about 16 years or over can
secure employment at the wrapping
counter at M. & K.
A young lady with experience in de
partment or shoe store may secure
employment by applying at The Argus
Hear Skovgaard, the celebrated vio
linist, at Augustana college auditor
ium Thursday, Oct. 20, under the aus
pices of the Associated Charities.
Carpenter Coal company, 123
Twentieth ctreet, old phone "West
295. We handle best grades of hard
and soft coaL Our mcito, "Satisfied
Last evening an envelope was lost
containing locket and baggage check
for Gretna, Manitoba. A liberal reward
for Its return to New Harper office by
9:30 this evening.
Skovgaard, conceded to be one of the
world's greatest violinists, will appear
at the Augustana college auditorium
Thursday, Oct. 20 under the auspices
of the Associated Charities.
Skovgaard's appearance here under
the auspices of the Associated Chari
ties at Augustana" auditorium Thurs
day, Oct. 20, will be one of the musi
cal events of the year. Don't fail to
DR. KERNS FIRES AT
A BURGLAR; MISSUS
Intruder Discovered in Moline Home
at 2:15 a. m. (Jets Money
Mrs. Kerns, wife of Dr. E. L. Kerns,
S42 Fifteenth street, Moline. was awak
ened this morning at 2:30 by a light
shining on the wall of her chamber.
She saw that it could not be from the
street lamp and awakened her hus
band, who was Just in time to see a
man sneaking out of his room. Dr.
Kerns fired three shots after the man,
but none of them took effect. The in
truder had taken the trousers and vest
of Dr. Kern's suit away with him and
they were found later back of the
house with the pockets rifled. A gold
watch, several valuable charms and
about $13 in money was secured, a roll
of bills amounting to $25 and a check
for $90 having been overlooked. No
clew as to the Identity of the intruder
has been discovered.
State Canvassing Board Decides Tie
of Ikmocrats in 331 by Lot.
Springfield, III., Oct. 11. (Special.)
The state canvassing board this af
ternoon decided the tie in the Thirty
third district for the democratic nom
ination for senator by lot, Peter Rung
dahl of Aledo winning.
Always the Same
FAVORED BY ALL
People Practically Unanimous
in Support of New Form
1,000 SIGN THE PETITIONS
Are Addressed to County Judge, Who
Is to Call Special Erection to
Vote on Proposition
Petitions containing more than the
requisite number of names have been
signed in Rock Island asking Judge R,
W. Olmsted of the county court to call
an election to submit to the voters of
the city the proposition whether the
commission form of government, as
provided under the law enacted at the
last session of the Illinois legislature,
shall be adopted as a substitute for
the plan now in vogue. The petitions
were put in circulation last week, and
today upwards of 1,200 signatures had
been secured. Every precinct In the
city is represented on the petitions.
Sentiment About I'nanimoiu.
The movement Is championed by a
committee of citizens representing the
Rock Island Club, Rock Island Busi
ness Men's association and other
civic organizations of the city. Men
engaged in circulating the petitions re
port that few refusals to join in the
request for the special election have
been met with, indicating that senti
ment is practically unanimous in fa
voring the change in the plan of muni
cipal government. Under the law, it
requires but 10 per cent of the quali
fied voters to call a special election,
but it is planned to obtain at least
2.000 names to the petitions that will
be presented in the county court.
Plan to Avoid Break.
Under the law, it becomes the duty
of the county court to fix a date for
the special election. If the proposi
tion carries, as it undoubtedly will in
Rock Island, then a date for election of
mayor and commissioners will be set.
It is planned in this city to have the
officers under the new plan elected so
that their terms will begin with the
expiration of the terms of the officials
serving under the present administra
tion. BOY SCOUTS TO
BE FORMED HERE
Movement Taking Hold in
America Is Endorsed at
Meeting of Citizens.
FOR THE SCHOOL YOUTH
Idea Is to Keep His Spare Time Oc
cupied With Pursuits Helpful
Endorsement of the 'boy scouts
America movement was given at
meetlng of business and professional
men held at the Rock Island club this i
arternoon. The scout idea originated
in Jt,ngiana ana nas already been
adopted by a number of cities in Amer
ica. S. "W. Searle called the club meet
ing to order, and there were addresses
by H. B. Hayden, city superintendent
of schools; R. w. Smedley, generar
secretary of the Y. M. C. A., Mr. Searle
Boys of school age are formed into
groups and patrols and arc developed
along lines that tend to the strength
ening of their physical, mental and
moral improvement. It is a work-that
harmonizes with the boy's school du
ties, and tends to his occupancy In the
spare hours with helpful pursuits and
avoiding injurious influences.
Mr. Iluntoon at II end.
An organization was poccted with
John G. Huntoon a3 chairman and J.
M. Colllgan as secretary. As an ex
ecutive committee the following were
appointed: H. S. Cable, W. II. Dart,
H. B. Hayden, A. D. Sperry, R. C.
Patrons were named as follows: C.
E. Sharpe, Hugh A. J. McDonald, H.
B. Hubbard, W. B. Schaeffer, H. H.
Cleaveland, H. E. Cox, H. E. Casteel,
H. B. Simmon, 'K. T. Anderson, H. S.
Cable, S. W. Searle, A. J. Burton, C.
K. Mixter. Carl Hellpenstell, W. H.
Reck, W. H. Dart, R. C. Smedley. Phil
Mitchell, W. P. Ammerman, J. G. Ilun
toon, R. W. Olmsted, A. D. Welch.
The boys of all schools, public and
parochial, will be enrolled.
AIDS DEEP WATERWAYS
(Continued from Pnsre Ons. )
section by section, completing one
eection at a time, and securing con
trol of the terminals before the rail
roads do it. He declared the water
way would not hurt the railroads.
D!nasres With Taft.
Hot Springs, Ark., Oct. 11. Theo
dore Roosevelt placed himself on rec
ord here yesterday as opposed to the
view expressed by President Taft on
one phase of the work of conserv
ing and developing the national re
sources of the country. Colonel
Roosevelt declared that the federal
government should do all it legiti
mately could to assist in the reclama
tion of the great swamp areas of the
In a speech at the national con
servation congress in St. Paul, Sept.
6, President Taft said he believed
the work should be done by the
states themselves and that he depre
cated the idea that the national gov
ernment should do It.
Rooaevelt Hints He May Ron.
. Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 11 "By George,
if I thought I could carry a single
southern state I would willingly run
for the presidency."
Colonel Roosevelt made that state
ment Saturday, it is learned, in the
presence of Mayor Maddox and oth
er members of the' reception com
mittee which escorted him through
Atlanta's crowded streets. As the
procession moved along, with the
colonel bowing his acknowledge
ments to the thousands on either
side, Mayor Maddox told Mr. Roose
velt that he had lived in Atlanta all
his life and the crowd was the larg
est he had ever seen massed on the
streets on any occasion.
"You see, Colonel Roosevelt," add
ed Colonel Fred J. Paxon, president
of the Atlanta chamber of commerce,
"what the people of Atlanta would
do for you if you gave them a
With manifest enthusiasm the ex
presldent then made the remark
LIBRARIANS ARE IN
Fourteenth Annual Meeting of Illi
nois Association Opens in
This afternoon, at Rock Island pub
lic library, the 14th annual convention
of the Illinois Library association was
opened with 30 delegates in attend
ance. A meeting of the council of the
association was held at 2:15 and the
deliberations were behind closed doors.
At 2:45 the public session proper was
begun, and reports were received from
the officers. The convention sessions
will continue through Thursday after
noon. This evening at 8 'clock there
will be a Joint meeting of the Illinois
and Iowa Library associations at the
Outing club In Davenport. The dele
gates will be the guests of the Daven
port library board. The Illinois dele
gates will leave the New Harper on
special cars which will carry them di
rectly to the club.
IS VICTIM OF FIRES
11. F. Simmons Perishes in Minnesota
Forest Conflagration Son
Telegrams from "Wolf, Minn., to Mrs.
Roy Simmons, 316 Locust street, Dav
enport, confirm the report that B. F.
Simmons, the father of her husband,
was one of the victims of the raging
forest tires and that her husband, Roy
Simmons, was badly but not fatally
The report received yesterday stat
ed that four Davenporters had perish
ed, but it Is thought that Mr. Simmons
was the only one. The two compan
ions who traveled with him and his
son, however, perished in the fire, and
it is thought that the report four Dav
enport victims originated from that
fact. Mrs. Roy Simmons and Carl
Simmons left this afternoon for Wo'f,
and there will aid in caring for Roy
Simmons and the body of his father.
B. F. Simmons was 67 years of age
finrl 1ive at "fln rinwrtitrh street. Dnv-
ennort. He and his son left Oct. 1
for thp north wlth the intention of fil-
CARSE FAMILY DOG
IS FATALLY INJURED
Run Down ly Automobile and
Shot to Knd Misery Master
Out of the City.
Early last evening "Shep," the faith
ful dog of Henry Carse, was run over
by an automobile and dispatched to
the "happy hunting grounds " The
accident occurred at the corner of
Twelfth street and Fourth avenue.
The owner of the dog, Mr. Carse, is at
present In Philadelphia, and "Shep"
was wandering about to seek amuse
ment at the time. For 10 years "Shep"
had been a constant companion of Mr.
Carse, and followed him everywhere.
Passes were issued to the animal by
the Tri-City Railway company, and he
was about the only dog in the city
thus favored. He accompanied , Mr.
Carse to all ball games on Jhe home
lot and "rooted" in loyal dog fashion
for the home team. At home, he acted
as a valet for his master, carrying to
him any article which he might want.
Hunter Jury Secured.
A Jury was secured in the circuit
court this afternoon to hear the evi
dence in the case of burglary and lar
ceny with which Harry Hunter is
charged. The entire morning and a
part of yesterday afternoon was spent
in securing the 12 jurors. Judge F. D.
Ramsay is presiding at the trial.
State's Attorney L. M. Magtll is con
ducting the prosecution and Devore
N. Simonson is appearing for the de
fense. You will find
STOMACH O atomnrh ro.
quires a tonic
or when the
poor. Try it
and see. It
lvia for Cramps
'I ":.-:i$fI Constipation,
' and Malaria.
I LOAD .
We will give a load of the celebrated Pyrolite coal absolutely free to the
person giving the nearest actual net weight of the load of Pyrolite coal ori
wagon displayed in our yard at Twenty-fourth street and Third avenue..
Contest open now, closes October 18. Come and see.
GEST IS OPPOSED
AS TRIAL JUDGE
Attorneys for Indicted Insur
ance Men Want Hearing
PREJUDICE IS ALLEGED
R. Kenworthy Appointed to Assist
in Prosecution of Law and
Order League Cases.
An affidavit charging that Judge
William H. Gest is prejudiced and that
the alleged wreckers of the Fraternal
Tribunes can not be accorded a fair
trial before him was presented in the
branch court today in an effort to
transfer the case for trial to another
court. When Judge F. D. Ramsay ar
rived late yesterday afternoon, he and
Judge Gest, after a conference, decid
ed to exchange benches, Judge Gest
going from the main court to the
branch court and Judge Ramsay tak
ing up the work In the main court. It
is the tarn of Judge Ramsay to occu
py the bench in the main court and
the changing was not entirely unex
pected. The attorneys appearing for
the fraternal insurance men who are
under indictment, took exception, how
ever, and the affidavit charging preju
dice was at once prepared. Louis K.
Cleaveland and R. J. Pearson of Mo
line subscribed to- the affidavit. It
asks for a change of venue and Judge
Gest has taken it under advisement.
Waat Indfctmeata Qnaahed.
The first step to be taken by the de
fense In the fraternal insurance cases,
after the affidavit is disposed of, will
be to fight the form of the indictments
returned." Thus far only three of the
defendants, Thomas H. Wilson,
Charles H. Walters and S. S. McEl
vaine, have asked for the change c.2
venue, but it is -understood that the
others will follow suit if the first re
quest Is granted.
Attorney W. R. Moore of Moline has
heen ?neaeed bv State's Attorney L.
M. Magill to aid In the prosecu
the cases, which are to come up in
the branch court. Mr. Moore and As
sistant State's Attorney H. M. Schriv
er will represent the state. Mr. Ma
gill will be employed in the meantime
in the main court, in which the crim
inal docket is now receiving attention.
S. It. Kfnworlhy Aanlnt.
The Law and Order league ha3 ar
ranged to have Attorney S. R. Ken
worthy assiot State's Attorney Magill
in the prosecution of the cases which
the league has , brought against the
gamblers and other despoilers of pub
lic morals. Mr. Magill has according
ly appointed Mr. Kenworthy as one of
his assistants and he will prepare him
self to lassist In the prosecutions which
are soon to come up in the county
court, when the keepers of houses of
ill fame and those who sold liquor
without a license will be placed on
The state's attorney's office is the
busiest that it has been in many a day.
Two representatives of the office are
in the branch court arguing the mo
tions to quah the indictments in the
insurance cases, another Is in trie
main court, one or two of them will be
needed in the county court shortly and
there is a possibility that there will
be work for the state In some of the
justice courts at any time.
TVaw Depntle Appointed.
Because of the heavy criminal busi
ness In two courts at the same time.
Sheriff Edward Kittilsen has found it
advisable to add two more deputies to
his force. The appointees are William
H. Brough of this city and Mile
Grimes of Moline. The force now ln
fi.irtoa he Rherlff and nine deputies, it
being as full and complete as the law!
Today in the Markets
Chicago, Oct. 11. Following are the
Quotations on the market today:
December. 96. 97, 95. 95.
May, 102. 102, 101, 101.
December, 48, 48, 48, 48.
May, 51, 51. 51, 51.
December, 32. 32, 31, 31.
May, 35, 35. 35. 35.
October, closed 17.75.
January, 17.27, 17.35, 17.25, 17.30.
October, , 10.55. 10.45. 10.45.
January, 10.52, 10.55, 10.45, 10.45.
ueller Lumber Co
, October, , 10.75, 10.65, 10.67.
January, 9.22, 9.25, 9.22, 9.22.
Receipts today Wheat 4 3, corn
354, oats 256, hogs 13,000, cattle
9,000, sheep 45,000.
Estimated receipts Wednesday
Hog market opened steady. Hogs
left over 3,100. Light 8.35 8.95.
mixed and butchers 8.05 8.90. good
heavy 7.90 8.75, rough heavy 7.90
Cattle market opened steady.
Sheep market opened steady.
Omaha Hogs 3,500, cattle 11,
000. Kansas City Hogs 2,000, cattle
Hog market closed 5c and 15c
higher. Bulk sales 8.40 8.75. light
8.45 9.10. mixed and butchers 8.10
9.00. good heavy 8.00 8.85.
rough heavy 8.00 8.20.
Cattle market closed dull.
Sheep market closed steady.
Northwestern receipts Minneapo
lis, today 284. last week 34 5. last
year 320. Duluth, today 311, last
week 395, last year 471.
Liverpool opening cables Wheat
to lower, corn lower.
Liverpool closing Wheat to 1
lower, corn lower.
New York Stocks.
.New York, Oct. 11. Following are
quotations on the stock market today:
Union Pacific 1C9V
U. S. Steel preferred 11 S
U. S. Steel common 71
Rock Island preferred 64
Rock Island common .- 31
Southern Pacific llfili
New York Central 114
Missouri Pacific 57
Great Northern 120
Northern Pacific 12T.4
Louisville & Nashville 147
Colorado Fuel & Iron ."?,
Canadian Taciflc 105
Erie CS'ilthat institution.
Lead , 50
Chesapeake & Ohio 81
Brooklyn Rapid Transit 7i3
Baltimore & Ohio 107
l Atchison 101
St. Paul 123
Southern Railway 21
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Oct. 11. Following are the quota
tions on the local market today:
Live Poultry Old hens. 12 c to
13c; springs, 20c to 22c per pound.
Fresh Eggs 24c.
Lard 13c to 14c.
Feed and Fuel.
Forage Timothy hay, $14 to $16
wild hay, $13; straw, $C50.
Wood $4.50 per load.
Coal Lump, per bushel, 15c; slack,
Try Wantland Tonight.
Richard Wantland, held at the local
police station on the charge of kidnap-
ing the child of a woman affinity with
whom it is alleged he was living, will
probably be tried tonight. He was to
have had a hearing this afternoon, but
Police Magistrate C. J. Smith was too
busy with other matters. Wantland
was arrested in Davenport and turned
over to the local police yesterday. The
child has besn placed in the care of
Police Matron Dina Ramser.
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PASSES ifl WEST
Former Eock Islander Sue
cumbs to Paralytic Stroke
at San Diego Today.
20 YEARS IN BANK HERE
lx-aves City in 1005 for California
in Hopes of Bettering Ills
Paul Hamilton, formerly of Rock
Island, died this morning at 2:30 at
his home at San Diego, Cal. Death
was caused by paralysis. The cad
news was received by friends and
comes as a great shock to those who
knew him. ,
Mr. Hamilton's sister, Mrs. J. A.
Cole of Davenport, received a tele
pram yesterday afternoon telling that
Mr. Hamilton had suffered a paralytic
stroke and that the end was expected
momentarily. A second telegram was
received this morning of bis death.
Five years ago Mr. Hamilton left Rock
Island, after 40 years' residence here,
for California for the benefit of his
health, and for some time he m-a
greatly improved. But the sickness
which overtook him here finally
caused his death.
Paul Hamilton was born on a farm
in Scott county, just north of Daven
rort, Jan. 6, 1SC0. Until he was 5
years cf age he lived there, and then
came to Rock Island with his parents.
He received his education In the local
schools and then entered the employ
of the Rock Island road, serving that
corporation for many years as ticket
agent. I'pon leaving the employ of
the Rock Island, he became an em
ploye of the Mitchell & Lynde bank,
and for 2 years served as teller of
I'rnmlnrat In ( hnrch Work.
Mr. Hamilton during his residence
here was prominent In the work at
Rroadway Presbyteriafl church and
Sunday school. Previous to his re
moval to California he was treasurer
of the rhurch. March 31, lSftn, he and
Miss Nora Olson were united In mar
riage in Rock Island. Mrs. Hamilton,
with an adopted daughter, Nellie, sur
vivo. Three brothers. Grant and Ben
ton, Colorado Springs, and Lee of
Iowa, atid three sisters, Mrs. Clara
Rcaugh, Colorado Springs; Mrs. W. E.
Hilton, Galveston, Texas, and Mrs. J.
A. Cole, survive also.
No announcement of the funeral mas
received here, but ir is thought that
burial will be in Chippiannock ceme
tery. FEE CASES STRICKEN OFF
Attorney General Stead Will Attempt
to Have Suits Reinstated.
SpriRRfield. II!.. Oct. 11. Five
ruits. brought five years ago, to re
cover from' sureties on bonds of state
treasurers who were alleged to have
Hlnjrnllv fnknn fppu whiln In
j . strirkon from the docket of the
circuit court yesterday by Judge O.
W. Thompson for want of prosecu
tion. The suits involved the ques
tion of the right of state treasurers
to retain fees given In payment of
municipal bonds. Attorney General
Stead said he was not willing to have
the suits dismissed and that he would
take steps to have them reinstated
on the docket. t
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